HELENA — Day 1 of the Western AA divisional track and field meet was wet and rainy on Friday, but Saturday’s weather cleared up at Vigilante Stadium in Helena. Missoula Sentinel’s boys and Helena Capital’s girls took advantage of the Day 2 weather and claimed team titles.
Sentinel won a pair of individual events early on Saturday, as Elias Dewaters won the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, 9.50 inches. He’s the leader in Class AA this season. Then Jaden Foster won the 400-meter dash in 49.53 seconds, a new Class AA best. It was just Foster’s second time running the open 400 this season.
Sentinel then won the day’s final event, the 1,600-meter relay. The Spartans, with Foster anchoring, crossed the line in 3 minutes, 27.71 seconds, just ahead of second-place Helena Capital. Sentinel finished the two-day meet with 142 points. Capital finished second with 97.
Helena Capital’s girls finished with 106 points to claim the team title, holding off second-place Kalispell Flathead (82 points) and third-place Missoula Hellgate (80 points).
Capital did most of its damage on Friday but managed to pick up points in several events on Saturday. Audrey Bloomquist won the 100-meter dash in 12.46 seconds, which set a new Helena Capital school record. Bloomquist also placed third in the triple jump. Melissa Moreni picked up a second-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.00 seconds. Sentinel’s Ashley McElmurry won the event in 14.64 seconds.
For full results of the Western AA divisional track and field meet click here.